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>> we have slowly jack hammered out the concrete and grown beautiful gardens that are part of the community and students lives and the communities lives as well. it's become a designation. they stop and pick what they can through the citizens and really enjoying the living library garden and obviously the students are topped. being outside it's one of they're only chances to get into nature and to feel free. all right. thank you very
much. >> thank you very much. >> thank you everyone. >> did you want to say something? >> our garden - >> nice work. >> thank you. next speaker, please >> good morning. i'm here representing as a member of the amazon response team. the more we know about take care of ourselves in a disaster the safer we'll all be and the sooner the folks of san francisco will recover we thank
you for the fire department and it's emergency preparedness program. >> good afternoon thank you for the opportunity to address this competent. i'm with the fire department responsive team or in the matter. live in district 5. the san francisco program has become a gold standard in emergency preparedness. accomplishment for which this city should be proud. today more than 2 hundred thousand volunteers had been trained. there is the classes are filling to capacity and there's a waiting list.
thousands of folks participated in the drill. thousands of volunteers need to be retrained every 2 years ago. with you're continuing support this program can continue to be a critical component of san francisco see resilience in times of disasters thank you, thank you thank you very much. next speaker >> i represent south beach and representative the program which is mentioned and the disaster animal response team. it's the same concept it's aid and abet in the search for animals. and i'd appreciate it if both
were considered >> we have a nice man in the wheelchair could you come up. thank you for your patience >> first i'd like - >> sir, if you could come - >> i'd like to thank giving me me this opportunity to be among you and just to share an idea about that. i didn't come to represent a special group or special people but i just came to further myself and people who share the problems just like me. i've been homeless for the last
assistance and she's downstairs and she says to coordinate. please save us 6 kids and my wife. i'm moving from shelter to shelter and now i'm being terminated they say no longer to come back i'm done. so, please give >> thank you very much sir. >> thank you. next speaker, please >> good afternoon. i'm sylvia from the board of the san francisco opera and supervisors i'm here to ask you to support the mayors budget for the arts community.
the opera is an international opera company and we bring visitor here from throughout the world and they stay in the hotels and eat in the most expensive radiance here in addition to that we have a full education department we have 16 teaching artists that go out into the schools. we have touched over a thousand school kids this year and we've had over 1 thousand and 50 something coming to our dress rehearsals mark your calendar for november 8th. it will be the high school night and we would love to have you there.
and on july 7th we will have the best training program in the world. and not only that i will leave with you the schools that we were in last year and i hope to have the new schedule ready once. as soon as september and ask you to please attend the schools in your district. please support the arts. >> thank you. next speaker, please >> hello, i'm a high school teacher in the unified san francisco district. i've been teaching 13 years and at the high school for 10 years that you are currently i'm leading a project with the theatre. and without this my ask the wouldn't have be able to
graduate this year for it's the foundation of our curriculum is project learn. our students represent the south east community from the - our students are faced with adult challenges everyday. from the loss of family members to violence and incarceration poverty is a serious issue it compacts my students learning everyday. art engages young people to become part of the education project again, as they were compared.
embarrassed. . my student works with ac t and paula has been working in photographer this strengthens their confidence & to accomplish almost anything >> thank you. next speaker, please >> hi i live in the bay view hunters point. i've been a high school person over a year now. i didn't think i'd like science
but college students and high school teams taught me how to teach science in a fun way. i learned part of the cal and teach other people about it in front of the large groups but the most important thing i've learned is i want to produce my education and become a youth you counselor and help others. so if it wasn't for me working there i wouldn't know what i wanted to do with my own life. thank you >> you thank you. i actually dissected a frog with my daughter. i'm a member of the tounldz hall.
we help out 70 organizations to encourage your support for the arts. we would encourage i to support of the mayors budget proposal. thank you >> thank you. next speaker, please >> hi i'm ron goldman. i want to thank you for your interest in the arts education and once again ask you to support of the mayors budget for arts funding. this funding enables and benefits programs as the san francisco symphonies. every single elementary students in grades one and every neighborhood of this city. so across the board everyone. also at the middle school and
high school level. all the abandon and orchestra for the high schools receive support coaching instrument care. if you go to burton high school they have a drum line. they've been excepted with new drums. this is the first time for burton and the school and teachers tell us it's transforming their students. this funding is vital to keep the program alive thank you very much >> thank you. next speaker, please >> next speaker please. come on up. >> good morning. i'm donna.
my role as allen organizer >> we have been successful getting improvements on the conditions as well as developing leadership so we can advocate for the rights and needs. today, i'm here to urge the board of supervisors to fund our program. where you may have heard the housing project this will help us to continue the work with the resident and insuring the residents to play a key role. we must fix the current system and for instance, repairs are not getting done. no residents are involved in the decision-making process etc.
in order to make this happen we need to get residents assessing and using the system so we can get the system the residents want it to run. thank you for your time >> good afternoon. i'm patricia thomas. i'm a resident of the housing site at 79 pacific avenue. i serve on the board of the resident commission board. i would like to share my thoughts are - i also have a
well-built resident association that is met - of course, this has been with the support and assistance provided by the chinatown development center that has helped us to grow into a well-established housing community. we advocate for residents there are still lots of problems unresolved. we here the same problems like leaking faucets and elevators
are broken. it goes on and on. we get some improvements after we meet with the supervisors and director of housing but only in a short period of time residents are booking looking for a resolution that works. so i'm asking for your support if funding this and a thank you madam >> 2 minutes goes quick i i know. next speaker please. >> good afternoon. i'm the director for the beau con center. we ask for your support. the first funding to run an
after school program. balboa loss their funding this past school year and due to the huge need for the academic services we stepped down in to help it run very limits programs utilizing very the money. however, due to some fund setting grants we're not able to stretch our programs to allow this service to continue. unfortunately, because of the refunding for high school after school programs balboa doesn't receive after school funding which means our communities high school which has a
population of over 13 thousand students won't have any services. we'll have a youth who will speak how this has abstracted to their education and learning. so this year we're only able to provided recovery to very limited services at balboa so we want to ask you to keep funding our high school funding. second we want to ask for your support through the city and county san francisco - >> good morning supervisors i'm alice i'm the technology
coordinator. could i i want to ask you to continue your district funding. currently we're able to offer this service, however, this grant which has helped us serve over 4 hundred youth and adults will sunset on june 30th. without this funding for the youth and communities our lab will be unable to sustain it's program. today, the youth with me are just a few of those who use the technology daily. i've seen them development 20th century skills. please continue to connect our
county with those resources. please help us to get the computer assess and thoughtful use service we need to have the right to have. thanks >> good afternoon board of supervisors. i'm matthew i work at the beau con center. due to those channeling economic times we've been hit with unemployment. it is home to the most diverse community. according to the status we're the lowest work group.
as the district that has 9 percent of household living below the poverty level yet we receive zero dollars until we came last year. unfortunately, it was only a one year grant. so we need greater investment from the city. thank you >> i'm the alumni of balboa. i received a lot of guidance from the after school program and witnessed the technology program and a use of getting into the adulthood i've been assessing their resources and it would be nice to continue to have funding for those programs
so other graduates like me getting into the real world can have access to getting jobs and things like that. thank you >> good afternoon. i'm the associate director i'm here on behalf of the balboa school program. i want to give you guys a few statistics. this year with no funding we had over 3 hundred students enrolled at balboa. every year the program has helped over 1 hundred students graduate many of children the first to graduate in their families. when the balboa program was funded it was the highest
attendance program. i want to thank supervisor avalos helping to get the print shop over to balboa. i actually see balboa high school students working in this court room right now. this is just a reflection of some of the things the program has provided and we really just wish this can be thought-out. the county has made into turning balboa around and balboa resurgeries is not the time to abandon it. thank you to you'll my youth
we suffering but our children and a thank you very much. >> thank you. next speaker. >> good afternoon supervisors. we manage the system for low income residents. we have a collaborative services. everyday our office takes on cases like this gentleman who after his landlord harassed the family to leave and threatened
to call ice on them for not being legal. they have mold and lead exposure and mice in- they case bedbug bites and led exposure. they're afraid of ventilation. eviction. they have been serving latinos since 1986 i'm here to urge your support for expanding funding for the collaborative programs they connection the folks to the code enforcement process. while they've done their best
to meet the needs but lack of ability threatens the folks. more funding for building wide community programs - an as he knows that further displacement now more than ever tenants are afraid of losing their housing and as housing continues to rise regardless of race or economic conditions please fund this program and thank you for your time >>